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January 2021

Ecovia Intelligence outlines sustainable food developments this 2021

21-01-2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into 2021, Ecovia Intelligence, a research, consulting and training company that focuses on global ethical product industries, provided its predictions for sustainable foods for the year ahead. Consumer behaviour The pandemic has elevated consumer interest in health and wellness products. Demand for organic …

Duravant combines packaging equipment brands into nVenia

21-01-2021

New packaging operating company brings together Arpac, Fischbein, Hamer and Ohlson equipment brands. Duravant has introduced nVenia, a new operating company within Duravant’s packaging solutions segment formed by combining Arpac, Hamer-Fishbein and Ohlson into a single entity. Leveraging the strengths of Arpac, Hamer, Fischer, and …

Editor’s pickFive trends shaping the food industry in 2021

21-01-2021

From heightened anxiety and stress, to changes in social connectivity, to a more holistic approach to wellness, consumer needs are transforming at a rapid pace. Understanding foundation macrotrends, human tensions and consumer behaviour is key to ensuring a sustainable future for food and beverage businesses. Through ADM’s OutsideVoice …

Chris Goppelsroeder to retire from DSM Nutritional Products

20-01-2021

Royal DSM has announced Chris Goppelsroeder, president and CEO of DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) and member of the DSM executive committee, will retire and leave the company this April. Dimitri de Vreeze, co-CEO of DSM, will step into Goppelsroeder’s DNP leadership role in his capacity as COO. Goppelsroeder first joined DSM in 2003, when …

Kemin Industries launches DailyZz for better sleep and function

20-01-2021

Ingredient is said to deliver improvements in sleep in as early as one week. Kemin Industries has launched its newest product for human health and nutrition, DailyZz, an ingredient containing a blend rich in naturally occurring polyphenols for natural nightly sleep. In a clinical trial, Kemin Industries found DailyZz promotes better quality …

Azelis and Mane announce new distribution agreement

19-01-2021

Azelis has inked a new agreement with Mane for the distribution of its flavour and taste solutions in the Benelux. Commencing this month, Mane’s flavours and taste solutions will be distributed by Azelis, thus broadening its product offerings into the food and health market in the Benelux. This latest extension builds upon a successful …

Beyond Meat unveils new global headquarters

19-01-2021

The expansive campus will continue to set the pace for “disruptive and game-changing” products to further lead the plant-based meat category. Beyond Meat has announced its plans to enter a 12-year lease in a new, nearly 300,000 sqm foot space in El Segundo, California, the US. Serving as Beyond Meat’s new global headquarters, …

Bühler expands service centre locations through acquisition of Design Corrugating

19-01-2021

Customers will be able to benefit from larger service centre network. Bühler North America has expanded and strengthened its service network and offerings with the acquisition of Design Corrugating Companies, a roller mill and other equipment service company based in Taylorville, Illinois, the US. With this move, Bühler now operates …

Editor’s pickHealthy indulgence exists

18-01-2021

BY CHRISTIAN PHILIPPSEN Obesity has become a growing health concern. Drivers of the disease are a range of interlinked factors such as rising incomes, urbanisation, shifting lifestyles, and genetic factors. The pressure is now on for organisations and governments to address and fight non-communicable diseases arising from obesity, including type 2 …

Tastes associated with travel and nostalgia to grow in popularity

18-01-2021

Kerry has released its 2021 Taste Charts which predict the taste and flavours that will be popular in the coming year. The company has predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact consumers’ taste buds with traditional tastes undergoing a resurgence as people seek comfort in their food and beverages. Consumers around the …